First Cases of Enterovirus D68

An urgent medical notice just arrived from the Onondaga County Health Medical Director. The Enterovirus D68 has been identified in Onondaga County. An excerpt follows, but PLEASE read the notice here for warnings to minimize possibility of infection.

Onondaga County Health Department’s Medical Director Quoc Nguyen, MD, announced today that the New York State Department of Health’s laboratory has reported two cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in two young children in Onondaga County. Dr. Nguyen confirmed that both children have been hospitalized; one remains in the hospital and the other child has been released. The Health Department is working closely with the New York State Department of Health and county hospitals to continue to monitor the current EV- D68 situation locally.

Jessica Zambrano, Town Supervisor